Applications closing for Sports Scholarship Scheme

NUI Galway is issuing a final call for applications to its Elite Athlete Sports Scholarships Scheme for 2015/16.

The scholarship programme is aimed at student-athletes of outstanding calibre who register as students of the university.

The deadline for application for current and prospective students is Friday July 31 at 5pm.

Kathy Hynes, acting head of sport at NUI Galway, says the University is proud to support the next generation of sporting stars.

“We recognise the huge commitment made by our young athletes in balancing their academic studies and their elite training schedules. NUI Galway through the Elite Scholarship programme provides supports to those athletes who have podium dreams and thus the best possible chance of fulfilling their potential in the sporting and academic context.” 

Recent scholarship students include,  Ryan Dervan, Intermediate All-Ireland Boxing Champion 2014; Lisa Casserly and Jenny Byrne, Republic of Ireland Women’s Soccer Squad; Darren Wallace, Irish National Archery Squad 2015 World Cup and European Grand Prix Qualifier. NUI Galway Gaelic Games students are also represented across the county’s senior panels, including Cathal Mannion and John Hansbury.  

Applicants for Elite sports scholarships must satisfy the academic criteria for entry to NUI Galway and must have applied to the CAO in the usual manner or be a currently enrolled student at NUI Galway. In addition to the scholarship, students will receive specialist support including strength and conditioning, performance nutrition, performance planning and mentoring, and medical and physiotherapy support.

More details on the Sports Scholarship Scheme at All applications must be submitted online at



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